Denise Richards plays the role of Shauna Fulton, a fun-loving, hard-working, single mother from Las Vegas who heads to Los Angeles to check in on her daughter, Flo (Katrina Bowden, “30 Rock”).
Currently, Richards also stars as the newest cast member on the hit show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Richards is an accomplished actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and New York Times bestselling author of her memoir, The Real Girl Next Door.
She made her big screen debut in the cult classic hit “Starship Troopers.” She garnered international recognition for her leading role as Bond Girl Dr. Christmas Jones opposite Pierce Brosnan in “The World Is Not Enough.” Her additional film credits include “Wild Things,” Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Witness Protection,” “Blonde & Blonder,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Yo Puta,” “Empire,” “Undercover Brother,” “The Third Wheel,” “Good Advice,” “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “Tail Lights Fade,” and a cameo in the hit romantic comedy “Love Actually.” Recently, she was seen in “American Violence,” “American Satan,” “The Toybox,” “Destined to Ride” and “Christmas Break-In.” Richards can be seen next in the upcoming films “Saturday at the Starlight,” “Daily & Spanky,” “Amazon Lost,” “The First Key” and “1st Born.”
Her additional television credits include guest appearances on “Friends,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Mountain State,” “Anger Management” and “Twisted.” Richards co-starred in the television film “Blue Lagoon,” a remake of the 1980 film. Also, she was seen in the hit comedy JANE THE VIRGIN as well as “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.”
Along with standing out on screen, Richards has advanced her professional career to develop prime business partnerships and to support causes close to her heart. Her collaboration with Shoedazzle to design the “Eloise” heel raised over $15,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association. Teaming up with world-renowned hair stylist Christophe, Richards helped develop Volume Extend, an integrated hair care system. As an animal rights advocate, Richards commits her ambitious nature and her love of animals to Best Friends Animal Society as Ambassador. Since her involvement, Richards has furthered the cause, saved lives, raised awareness and fostered her own rescues. Also, she joined the Will Rogers Institute’s longtime summer theatrical PSA campaign to benefit Brave Beginnings, a program that works to improve the lives of premature babies by providing hospital grants to purchase essential equipment and critical services.
Currently, Richards resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.
Her birthday is Feb. 17. Follow her on Instagram @deniserichards and Twitter @denise_richards.